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Jungle Habitat

Q. What do you get when you combine a drive-through safari park with wild animals, performers from Africa, and Warner Bros. cartoon characters?

A. Jungle Habitat, a Warner Bros.-owned theme park in West Milford, New Jersey that operated between 1972 and 1976.

The oddball concept generated many stories, rumors and legends, some of which were untrue. One story that was true was that if a lion shredded your tires, management would repair them and present you with a framed affidavit that you could share with friends. A fun and informative piece about the park from 1972 can be read here.

(Thanks, Celia Bullwinkel)

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